Relevant categories: Bookcases
At Canonbury Antiques we carry a range of antique open bookcases in various styles and woods.
These are such a versatile piece of furniture as they can be used to store both books and to display decorative items such as vases and bronze statues as they work off an adjustable shelf system. Perhaps are most popular version is our range of Sheraton style open front bookcases which feature intricate inlay work and of course have the adjustable shelving.
(Photo - This bookcase is in the Sheraton style and hand crafted from mahogany )
These antique open bookcases are great in any room, equally fitting for a study or living room or of course a library if you are lucky enough to have a specific room dedicated to books. They come in both tall and smaller versions depending on what you are looking for and we have them in walnut, mahogany and satinwood. Of course, if you are looking for a custom made bookcase that is also possible as we have worked with many clients producing bespoke bookcases to match your interior needs. These antique open bookcases are also great for executive office and boardroom set ups.
(Above photo - Tall pair of Regency open front bookcases also in mahogany)
Many of these antique open bookcases are on display in the Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom so please get in touch for an appointment. Nothing beats trying out these pieces of furniture for style and comfort, to smell the wood and touch the patina of the grain. We also have an in house restorer so we can get the bookcases polished to match other pieces of furniture, particularly if you are looking for a complete office suite with bookcases, chests, filing cabinets and the matching bookcases.
(Above photo - This is the breakfront version of the open bookcase )
Another popular version of these antique open bookcases is the breakfront - so called as it has a protuding section to the middle hence the term breakfront. We carry a range of breakfronts which are open, alongside the more traditional closed top versions. All of these bookcases are hand crafted in England to centuries old traditions and hence our built to last and will make a great investment as they will last for generations and become heirlooms. In the age of mass produced machine made throwaway rubbish, its nice to still see products that are lovingly hand crafted with great cabinet making skills.
(Above photo - Low open front Regency bookcase of breakfront form )
Alongside our range of antique open bookcases we also carry other styles of bookcases including French, art deco, Victorian as well as accessories such as library steps and metamorphic chair sets - an ingenous device that turns a comfortable arm chair into a set of library steps. We have been in business since 1966 and alongside bookcases we specialise in continental antiques, architectural, art deco, bronzes, antique dining sets, Chinese porcelain and the world of interiors. We are just 25 minutes north of London in the leafy Hertfordshire countryside so please get in touch for an appointment. We offer discounts to interior designers and we can ship these antique open bookcases to anywhere in the world and the UK.
(Above photo - Classic breakfront bookcase, this one in satinwood with hand painted details )
Please enjoy some videos of our range of antique open bookcases from the Canonbury Antiques YouTube channel:
If you are interested in a shipping quote please contact us, we have shipped these bookcases to every corner of the globe. We can also ship them to Hertfordshire, Berks, antique bookcases Hampshire and Surrey using our bespoke inhouse delivery service. If you are abroad and need a larger consignment we can also ship larger containers, just get in touch and let us know what your requirements are.
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